waterlogged garden

rosaleen clinch asked 13 years ago

my back garden never seems to dry out.what can i do to get better drainage.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Many new houses have trouble with drainage, which is usually caused by compaction due to heavy machinery on the site during construction. The compaction is not broken up when the machines are finished.

It might be possible for you to dig a soakaway that will take the water off the surface of the soil and allow it to dissipate slowly into the soil. There is more information on this at: https://gardenie.wpengine.com/gerrycategory/drainage/?id=5414